The GeeksverseGeorge R.R. Martin’s Doorways #1

George R.R. Martin’s Doorways #1
Published on Friday, November 19, 2010 by

Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: George R.R. Martin
Art by: Stefano Martino
Lettered by: Shawn Lee
Assistant Editor: Bobby Curnow
Editor: Mariah Huehner
Cover: A- Stefano Martino; B- Rebecca Wrigley

An interesting story. There’s no hint of the larger concept behind it. We get a bit about doors and can assume that they are some kind of dimensional transportation because thats all we get. We get Cat appearing out of nowhere and saying she is going to use a door to escape. We get hunters that mention their earths.

The rest of the issue is about a doctor taking extra care of his patient. Cat is brought to the ER and Dr. Thomas Mason treats her and when the “Men In Black” come to get her, he’s dragged along because apparently he’s the only one she’s responded to.

It’s a bit much though. Why would Mason develop a bond with her so quickly? On her end it’s easy to see, he’s the only one that isn’t trying to catch her or get something from her, he’s the only one that is helping her. But on his end? She’s brought in by the cops after blowing up a truck. She resists arrest and bites the nose off a cop. Why would Mason want to help her?

And he wants to help her so much, so quickly, that he gets his lawyer girlfriend (wife?) to look into helping her.

Why? The rest of the issue was good. Fairly standard, nothing all that different yet, but the part with the doctor just seemed so forced. It didn’t make any sense, happened too quickly. It got in the way of the flow of the overall story.

The rest of it was good. Martin paid attention to the details, showing her firing the gun 2-handed and then explaining why later on. It wasn’t anything totally new, but it was decent enough to catch my attention.

Martino’s art was decent. He had some nice panels and some not so nice ones. His pacing was off here and there, with some odd angles that didn’t flow smoothly. His figures were good, but there were a couple of panels with odd sizing issues; one character looking larger then the other where the previous panel they were the same.

None of it hurt the overall story, just little bits and pieces that stood out from the rest.

Doorways #1 receives
3.5 out of 5

Decent enough to want to read more.

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